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Livestock Unit Technician

Level 3 • Work-based • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This exciting new apprenticeship standard is to prepare you for operationally managing livestock related tasks on the farm and develop business productivity and efficiency. This apprenticehip will be a mixture of college and online delivery with farm visits incoroparated in the programme. You will come away with expanded knowledge, skills and behaviours in the running of a livestock unit. Start Time: 9.15am - End Time: 4.30pm

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Level 1 Diploma in Agriculture (Crops) – 0066 City & Guilds Work Based Agriculture

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


Always wanted to work in Agriculture and Land? This could be the course for you. As you study you will learn and develop the practical skills required for employment in the arable agricultural sector, whilst gaining additional transferable skills such as tractor driving and safe operation boosting your career progression in Agriculture. At Duchy College Rosewarne you will find a wonderful learning environment whilst undertaking your theory and practical sessions. These will include the maintenance of equipment, basic operations of a tractor and tractor mounted implements, preparation of sites for planting and maintaining the health of extensive crops. You will learn how to work safely, ensuring the welfare of yourself and others in the workplace as well as adopting good Bio-security practices to obtain maximum crop yield. All our lecturers are specialist in their given area, providing you with an excellent learning experience. All units are designed to give you the skills required to start a successful career in Agriculture. The course has established effective links with a number of professional industry providers, which provides students with a clear ‘line of sight’ to work, enriched learning experience, raises the credibility of the qualifications and improves the collaboration between education and employers. This hands-on experience in a real working environment will enable you to apply the skills and knowledge in the workplace and consolidate the lessons in the practical arena. You will develop specific skills and broaden your employability portfolio whilst working in your placement. In addition to enhancing your understanding of your subject, you will develop essential life skills, such as working with others to communicate confidently and effectively to care for the crops that you are responsible for.

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Access to Science

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


An academic Level 3 course in Science starting in September 2022. This course is for adults which, once completed will provide learners with the entry requirements to progress onto a university degree or Higher Apprenticeship in a variety of science based disciplines. This is an opportunity to complete a 60 credit Diploma in 36 weeks. The Access to HE Diploma is validated by the Cambridge Access Validating Agency which is licensed by the QAA.

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Agricultural Tractor Driving And Related Operations City & Guilds Award

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This is a practical course for those with little or no previous tractor and machine handling experience and on successful completion you will achieve an NPTC Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving and Handling. Please note – This course does not licence those who pass to drive on the Highway.

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Agricultural Tractor Driving And Related Operations City & Guilds Award

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This is a practical course for those with little or no previous tractor and machine handling experience. You will receive plenty of hands-on experience behind the wheel and will learn all the necessary to safely and efficiently drive a tractor with and without attachments/trailers. This course is open to everyone however, if you are 19 years old or over, you may be eligible for funding for this course. Please enquire for more details about your eligibility.

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Intermediate Agricultural Welding Skills

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Please note – Full payment for this course must be made at least two weeks before enrolment. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16+ who has previously used a Manual Metal Arc (MMA) (arc) welder or has attended an agricultural welding for beginner’s course previously.

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Land-Based Studies (Agriculture) City & Guilds Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you love everything to do with agriculture and have your sights set on working within the agriculture industry, then this is the course for you and will be your first step in your career. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time on the college farm, learning by doing as you work on a range of tasks with the livestock, machinery, crops and farm estate. Our working farm features 260 head dairy herd, 200 ewes, and a small number of pigs, whose piglets we rear and sell through a local butcher. We are also in the process of building the Future Farm. There really has never been a more exciting time to be part of agriculture at Duchy. You’ll be working with all the livestock on the farm: cattle, sheep and pigs. You’ll be performing tasks that help to maintain their accommodation, health treatments and selection for breeding and for sale. You will be developing all of the essential skills you need to assist with the care of animals. You will also gain an understanding of wildlife and conservation in the local area. Alongside this, you will assist with a range of estate maintenance tasks, like fencing and maintenance of structures. You will also be driving our tractors and making use of our tractor driving area, as well as on the farm. As a Level 1 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the agriculture industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced professionals, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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FdSc Agriculture

Level 5 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This agriculture programme widens your knowledge of the agricultural industry, with a view to managing agricultural operations after graduation. The programme provides a thorough understanding of modern farming production systems and an in-depth knowledge of the underlying scientific and technological principles. The FdSc Agriculture is delivered using a combination of approaches to enable the acquisition of required academic knowledge. Practical farm management is also integral and the programme benefits from industry-wide support. Download FdSc Agriculture Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdSc-Agriculture-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download FdSc Agriculture Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdSc-Agriculture-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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FdSc Agriculture

Level 5 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This agriculture programme widens your knowledge of the agricultural industry, with a view to managing agricultural operations after graduation. The programme provides a thorough understanding of modern farming production systems and an in-depth knowledge of the underlying scientific and technological principles. The FdSc Agriculture is delivered using a combination of approaches to enable the acquisition of required academic knowledge. Practical farm management is also integral and the programme benefits from industry-wide support. This course is available with a Science Gateway. Which is ideal for those who would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so. Download FdSc Agriculture Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdSc-Agriculture-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download FdSc Agriculture Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdSc-Agriculture-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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BSc (Hons) Agriculture

Level 6 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This agricultural course delivers a thorough understanding of modern agricultural crop and animal production systems and the underlying scientific and technological principles to equip students to manage and support sustainable agricultural businesses in the complex and dynamic rural economy. This is a very broad and challenging remit, and consequently the course is designed to develop a breadth of expertise across a range of sectors. The innovative application of science and technology to agriculture will be even more critical, with the likely withdrawal of direct subsidies to the sector and threat to existing markets for some products associated with ‘Brexit’. As a recognised centre of agricultural knowledge exchange excellence through the activities of Bicton and Duchy College’s Rural Business School (RBS), which is closely engaged with the industries, professions and organisations involved in the global agri-food chain and the UK rural economy, there is the capacity to develop students’ skills to play a key role in regional and national agricultural production systems. Students will understand the underlying science and economics of sustainable crop and animal production systems and their impact on environmental quality. They will be able to produce solutions that take into account the balance between crop and animal production, economic and social needs as well as environmental protection. They will achieve this through the formulation, testing and drawing of conclusions from hypotheses, solving problems through novel research techniques and the communication of ideas and technical management solutions to different audiences. This approach has been ratified by a large sample of employers across agriculture and its ancillary industries, representing regional national and international interests. Download BSc (Hons) Agriculture Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BSc-Hons-Agriculture-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download BSc (Hons) Agriculture Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BSc-Hons-Agriculture-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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Extended Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


This course is a follow on programme for students that have successfully completed the Level 3 Advanced Technical diploma in agriculture (540). The course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in that programme, extending deeper into areas of agricultural production and management, ideal for those looking for a career in agricultural management or the allied industries. This Level 3 is an advanced level programme equivalent to A levels, providing UCAS points and progression opportunities to university undergraduate programmes.

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Agriculture Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


Agriculture is arguably the most important industry in the world and makes a significant contribution to the economy in the South West of England. Without food we simply would not survive and the growing world population is making increasing demands on the agricultural industry. Agriculture is a highly technical, scientific and mechanised industry that needs the best young people to work both on farms and in the allied industries as advisors, consultants and technicians. This course is ideal for those looking for a career in agriculture or allied industries whether you are from a farming background or not. Level 3 is an advanced level programme equivalent to A levels, providing UCAS points and progression to university undergraduate programmes. The programme is aimed at individuals with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to develop a greater understanding of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry. Agricultural science and business skills are taught alongside the key practical skills and knowledge required by the industry. As well as utilising the college farm and estate you will have the opportunity to meet and work with key farmers and industry specialists from across the region to enhance your experience and expose you to a wide range of agricultural production systems and management decisions. You will be learning from experienced agriculturalists both inside the classroom and on the college farm, it could be milking our herd of dairy cows, lambing our flock of sheep or ploughing a field before we plant our maize crop. You will spend some of your course time working alongside the farm staff, following the farm activities as you progress through the year, you could be selecting ewes for breeding in September, fencing in October, calving cows in February or shearing a ewe in May. You will have the opportunity to develop your confidence, knowledge and practical skills, alongside more general skills required to gain employment or to continue in education. As a level 3 course this diploma is all about you gaining an in-depth and broad understanding of the knowledge and skills required by the agricultural industry.

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Agriculture Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Bicton College


Without food we simply would not survive and the growing world population is making increasing demands on the agricultural industry and the people that work within it. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to the economy in the South West of England and provides a wide range of exciting job opportunities. Level 2 is an intermediate level programme equivalent to GCSE grade 5-9. The programme is aimed at individuals with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to develop a greater understanding of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your confidence, agricultural knowledge and practical skills, alongside more general skills required to gain employment or to continue your academic study. Many of these skills will also be transferable to a range of other land based sectors to widen career opportunities. You will be learning from experienced agriculturalists both inside the classroom and on the college farm, it could be milking our herd of dairy cows, lambing our flock of sheep or ploughing a field before we plant our maize crop. You will spend some of your course time working alongside the farm staff, following the farm activities as you progress through the year, you could be selecting ewes for breeding in September, fencing in October, calving cows in February or shearing a ewe in May. You will have the opportunity to develop your confidence, knowledge and practical skills, alongside more general skills required to gain employment or to continue in education. As a level 2 course this diploma is all about introducing you to the agricultural industry or developing the skills that you already have to give you the very best opportunity to move onto a more technical agriculture course or enter the industry as an apprentice.

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Access to Science

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


An academic Level 3 course in Science starting in September 2022. This course is for adults which, once completed will provide learners with the entry requirements to progress onto a university degree or Higher Apprenticeship in a variety of science based disciplines. This is an opportunity to complete a 60 credit Diploma in 36 weeks. The Access to HE Diploma is validated by the Cambridge Access Validating Agency which is licensed by the QAA.

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Livestock Unit Technician

Level 3 • Work-based • Bicton College


This exciting new apprenticeship standard is to prepare you for operationally managing livestock related tasks on the farm and develop business productivity and efficiency. This apprenticehip will be a mixture of college and online delivery with farm visits incoroparated in the programme. You will come away with expanded knowledge, skills and behaviours in the running of a livestock unit. Start Time: 9.15am - End Time: 4.30pm

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Land-Based Studies (Agriculture) City & Guilds Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


There are a wide range of exciting job opportunities available within the agricultural industry working with both livestock and machinery. The industry is in need of young, enthusiastic individuals that enjoy working both outside and inside and have a range of practical and employability skills. Our Level 1 course is a foundation programme aimed at individuals with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to develop a greater understanding of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry. Many of these skills will also be transferable to a range of other land based sectors, increasing your career opportunities. You will be learning from experienced agriculturalists both inside the classroom and on the college farm and could be milking our herd of dairy cows, lambing our flock of sheep or ploughing a field before we plant our maize crop. You will also spend some of your course time working alongside the farm staff and following the farm activities as you progress through the year. You could be selecting ewes for breeding in September, fencing in October, calving cows in February or shearing a ewe in May. This course will give you the opportunity to develop your confidence whilst gaining knowledge and practical skills. You will also learn more general skills required to gain employment or to continue in education. As a Level 1 course this diploma is all about introducing you to the agricultural industry and developing the skills that you already have to give you the very best opportunity to move onto a more technical agriculture course or enter the industry as an apprentice.

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Access to Land-Based Studies

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


Access courses are designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to Higher Education. There is a very high level of academic and personal support throughout the course, which can help if you need to combine study with part-time employment and family commitments. This course is ideal for those who want to re-train or re-direct their lives into a land-based career in agriculture, equine or countryside management.

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Intermediate Agricultural Welding Skills

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Please note – Full payment for this course must be made at least two weeks before enrolment. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16+ who has previously used a Manual Metal Arc (MMA) (arc) welder or has attended an agricultural welding for beginner’s course previously.

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Agricultural Tractor Driving And Related Operations City & Guilds Award

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This is a practical course for those with little or no previous tractor and machine handling experience and on successful completion you will achieve an NPTC Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving and Handling. Please note – This course does not licence those who pass to drive on the Highway.

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA2

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Please note – Full payment for this course must be made at least two weeks before enrolment. This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Boom Mounted Sprayers. The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA2 Boom Mounted Sprayer training; with an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA2 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training. Clean wellington boots (for the PA2) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA2) Nitrile gloves (for the PA2) Face Shield (for the PA2)

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA6

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Please note – Full payment for this course must be made at least two weeks before enrolment. This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Pedestrian Handheld Applicator Equipment (knapsack). The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling, and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA6 Handheld Applicator training; there is then an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA6 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training: Clean wellington boots (for the PA6) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA6) Nitrile gloves (for the PA6) Face shield (for the PA6)

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA2

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Please note – Full payment for this course must be made at least two weeks before enrolment. This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Boom Mounted Sprayers. The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA2 Boom Mounted Sprayer training; with an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA2 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training. Clean wellington boots (for the PA2) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA2) Nitrile gloves (for the PA2) Face Shield (for the PA2)

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA6

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Please note – Full payment for this course must be made at least two weeks before enrolment. This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Pedestrian Handheld Applicator Equipment (knapsack). The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling, and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA6 Handheld Applicator training; there is then an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA6 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training: Clean wellington boots (for the PA6) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA6) Nitrile gloves (for the PA6) Face shield (for the PA6)

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Agriculture (Stockperson) Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Bicton College


The industry provides unique opportunities for young people to work in a technically advanced and innovative environment, producing one of the country’s most important products – food which accounts for 14% of the British GDP. Businesses within the industry range from small family farms through to large integrated organisations working across the food supply chain. The key role for a Stockperson is to raise the animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life. This is practical work involving a combination of technology and manual labour. Being a stockperson requires compassion, self-motivation and the ability to work in a team and independently. A stockperson will be responsible for their own work, but will have close supervision. As animal welfare is a priority on farms, key to being a good stockperson is understanding your limits and knowing when to ask for help. Working with live animals presents a range of challenges to overcome and ensures no two days will be the same. This standard follows a ‘core and options’ approach. The core covers the generic requirements for looking after animals competently and the sector options provide more specific needs for different livestock. One option will be taken in addition to the core skills to complete this apprenticeship, which provides a solid foundation for a range of progression opportunities within the industry. At college you will cover 50% theory and 50% practical work, which will include learning more about tractor and machinery use, nutrition, health and welfare, health and safety, environment and conservation, and welding. You will be expected to undertake and pass a range of courses as part of this apprenticeship to include emergency first aid at work and the safe use of pesticides as well as choosing to do one of the following Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment Granular applicator equipment Handheld applicator equipment Other short legislative courses are heavily subsidised such as Tele Handler, ATV and Mule.

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